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Biotechnology Benefits webinar series starts today

Kenong Xu (Photo: Robyn Wishna/Cornell University)

Kenong Xu will speak on Getting Ready for the Coming Arctic Apples in Part 3 of the webinar. (Photo: Robyn Wishna/Cornell University)

From Lori Brewer:

Webinars are open to all. We hope we are joined by youth, classrooms, educators, volunteers, gardeners, growers and other interested citizens from throughout our communities.

Three Part Webinar Series:
Biotechnology Benefits in Food Production Systems

Turn to your favorite news outlet and chances are you will hear biotechnology mentioned. Just what is biotech? Have you ever eaten genetically engineered food? How will biotechnology affect the environment?

In this three-part webinar series a panel of six university researchers share perspectives about the application of biotechnology in our food production systems. Each session will end with an audience Q & A. Join our conversations. Be inspired to move beyond denial or unquestioning acceptance to meaningfully participate in discussions where science is key source of knowledge in decision-making.

Part 1: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

  • Resistance to Viruses in Plants: A Successful Application of Biotechnology Dr. Marc Fuchs – Associate Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, Cornell University, NYS Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY
  • Breeding: Workhorse of Agriculture Sustainability Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam – Cooperative Extension Specialist, Animal Genomics and Biotechnology, Department of Animal Science, UCDavis, Davis, CA

Join this session via: https://cornell.webex.com/cornell/j.php?MTID=m3f41d5c2dc0d2e98216a1c5bb6258e2a
Use password: Cce2015!

Part 2: Wednesday September 30, 2015 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • What is GMO Anyway? Dr. Peggy G. Lemaux – Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • What Would Rachel Carson Say About Biotechnology? Dr. Tony Shelton – International Professor, Department of Entomology, Assoc. Director of International Programs, Cornell University, NYSAES, Geneva, NY

Join this session via: https://cornell.webex.com/cornell/j.php?MTID=m7d89ee11e45ca3d9013b1acf50320bcc
Use password: Cce2015!

Part 3: Monday, October 5, 2015 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • How the Trees got their Shape Dr. Chris Dardick – Plant Molecular Biologist/Pathologist, USDA ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Kearneysville, WV
  • Getting Ready for the Coming Arctic Apples Dr. Kenong Xu – Assistant Professor of Tree Fruit Genomics, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, NYS Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY

Join this session via: https://cornell.webex.com/cornell/j.php?MTID=mc4cf4fe0418ca80c97405a7abd2610d3
Use password: Cce2015!

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This series of webinars is organized by Lori Brewer and Kenong Xu with funding support from an NSF-Plant Genome Research Program grant award (IOS-1339211).

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